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Virginia 13, Duke 10

October 18, 1997

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ John Allen Roberts kicked a 29-yard field goal with 2:31 left Saturday and Virginia turned a heads-up play by defensive back Dwayne Stukes into a 13-10 victory against Duke.

Virginia (4-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its third straight despite committing five turnovers and stumbling all afternoon. It was the 14th straight conference loss for the Blue Devils (2-5, 0-4).

The victory also made George Welsh the career leader with 67 ACC victories, one more than former Clemson coach Frank Howard. Welsh improved to 67-41-3 in the ACC in 16 seasons at Virginia. Overall, he’s 109-70-3.

With about 7 minutes left and the score 10-10, Duke’s Bobby Campbell completed a 32-yard pass to Terrence Dupree. But Stukes stripped the ball from Dupree, giving Virginia the ball at its 43.

Three plays into the drive, Aaron Brooks hit Terrence Wilkins for 37 yards to the Blue Devils 25. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Duke moved it to the 14 three plays later, and Roberts kicked his second field goal four plays after that.

Brooks, nearly flawless in victories against Wake Forest and Clemson, struggled all day. He finished 19-for-28 for 231 yards and a touchdown, but had three passes intercepted and fumbled several snaps from center.

Duke pulled even at 10-10 with 2:32 left in the third quarter. Lay Marshall carried the last 2 yards, capping a 13-play, 45-yard march kept alive when he powered 6 yards up the middle on fourth-and-3 from the 16.

Virginia scored the lone touchdown of the first half on Brooks’ 31-yard pass to Germane Crowell, a play set up by Stephen Phelan’s interception on the previous play. Roberts later added a 46-yard field goal.

Late in the first half, a terrible pass by Brooks under pressure was intercepted by Eric Scanlan, giving the Blue Devils possession at the Virginia 19. Duke moved to the Virginia 2, but had to settle for a field goal.

First, Byron Thweatt stopped Dawud Rasheed for no gain and sacked Campbell for 3 yards. Shannon Taylor batted down a third-down pass, and Sims Lenhardt’s 23-yard field goal with 1:49 left made it 10-7.

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